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Job title: Participatory Governance and Peacebuilding (PGP) Project Coordinator
Location: Hargeisa or Mogadishu with frequent travel to Garowe, Mogadishu and Hargeisa.
Reporting to: PGP Programme Manager
Key relationships: Senior Technical Advisor, Somalia Program Advisor, ARC
Program Manager, Non-State Actors (NSA) Project Manager,
Somalia Project Manager, Somalia Country Director, Somalia
Finance Officer, National Security Coordinator
Contract duration: Open Contract, subject to funding
Annual salary: $25,200 – $30,000
Description of Saferworld Somalia/land programme:
Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and structures.
Saferworld has been working in Africa since 1997, with a primary focus on East Africa and the Horn region. We have well-established programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and Sudan. In addition, Saferworld supports regional and international conflict prevention and security processes. Saferworld’s headquarters is in London, with a regional office in Nairobi, a Somalia/land office in Hargeisa, and country offices in Kampala and Juba. The Somalia/land programme is managed from Saferworld’s Nairobi office.
Saferworld’s programme of work in Somalia/land has three components. The first second entails engagement through civil society on democratisation processes in Somalia and Somaliland inclusive of the Somaliland 2017 elections and the Somalia 2016 political transition process. The second aims to strengthen the participation of Somali non-state actors (NSA) in decision-making on peace, security and development. The third strand relates to research into federalisation and reconciliation in Jubaland. The post will be dedicated to the first programmatic aim, but will engage with other components as and where required.
The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate activities carried out under Saferworld’s Somalia/land Participatory Governance and Peacebuilding (PGP) project in support of its programme objectives. The position has a particular focus on:
1. Supporting SOSCENSA, PUNSAA and SONSAF in Hargeisa, Garowe and Mogadishu in smooth implementation of the PGP programme
2. Coordinating relevant Saferworld-led activities with key partner agencies
3. Supporting the monitoring of programme activities conducted by Saferworld and partner agencies
4. Supporting reporting requirements as per programme needs.
Key areas of responsibility and related duties:
1. Ensure timely and high-quality delivery of activities
-In collaboration with other Somalia/land programme team members, develop and maintain updated work plans
Ensure timely and high quality completion of planned activities
-Monitor and periodically report on activities and progress towards results Provide close support to partners in delivering planned activities
-Working with partners, support the development and implementation of partner monitoring and evaluation strategies.
-Identify policy development opportunities and support Saferworld and its partners to develop coherent and credible policy positions and materials.
2. Support timely and accurate reporting by Saferworld and partners
-Provide feedback to SOSCENSA, PUNSAA and SONSAF staff and other Somali partners on their reports Provide regular internal progress reports
-Assist in developing narrative reports to donors and other related documents as required.
3. Ensure effective management of programme finances
-Support the development of realistic budgets for programme activities
-Ensure the timely preparation and submission of partner budgets and funding requests for planned activities
-Monitor expenditure against budgets.
4. Support organisational strategy development
-Actively participate in routine context analysis and programme planning sessions
-Contribute to Saferworld’s strategies for Somalia/Somaliland and the region
5. Build and maintain positive external relationships
-Represent Saferworld in external meetings as required
-Raise awareness of Saferworld’s PGP programme and partners among the international community Maintain good relations with Saferworld’s partners
-Help to develop relations and improve coordination with other international actors working on Somalia/land.
6. Ensure effective relations are maintained within Saferworld
-Maintain a good working relationship with all members of the Somalia programme team
-Ensure effective communication of programme activities, results and lessons within Saferworld.
-MA in peace/conflict studies, development, international relations (or equivalent professional experience) Substantial programme experience on democratisation including a strong technical understanding of
-Project management skills and experience Experience of report writing
-Experience of working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts, and good political judgement Ability to work in a non-partisan manner, sensitive to ethnic and cultural differences
-A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach Good written and spoken English
-A flexible and dynamic approach to work is essential.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Annual salary range: USD. 25,200 – $30,000 gross per annum
Probation: There will be a probationary period of three months
Leave entitlement: 28 days holiday a year (Jan-Dec) in addition to relevant public holidays
Hours: Standard working week is 37.5.
Travel: Frequent travel in Garowe and Mogadishu and occasional visits to Nairobi, Kenya
Recruitment information: To apply, please fill in an application form (a copy of which can be found at www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Please state, PGPPC in the cover line.
Application Deadline: 5 September 2017
Please note that only electronic applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Do not send a CV as this will not be accepted in the place of, or in addition to, a completed application form.